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Our vision is a world where people live free from the effects stroke. This vision drives our global effort to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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Stroke Support Organizations

We have a growing network of patient stroke support organization members that globally drive better outcomes in stroke prevention, treatment and long term care.

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Stroke awareness

A stroke can happen to anyone, at anytime and anywhere. Today stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but almost all strokes could be prevented.

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We have a number of resources to support patient stroke support organizations.

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Global Stroke Bill of Rights

The Global Stroke Bill of Rights identifies the aspects of care that are important for ALL stroke survivors and caregivers from across the world.

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Survivor and support stories

WSO recognises that it is vital to learn from the lived experience of people affected by stroke. Read stroke survivor and support stories here

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Become a Member

WSO membership connects you to a global network of people who are committed to and support each other to improve stroke prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support.

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Our partners and sponsors

Achieving our vision of a life free from stroke is a task that WSO cannot achieve alone. We are committed to building our partnerships at the global, regional and national level to scale up and deliver improvements in prevention, treatment and support to reduce the burden of stroke.

Medtronic Platinum Plus
Boehringer Ingelheim Platinum Plus
BMS Pfizer Silver
Allm Bronze
Amgen Bronze